Dive into the world of Harrowgate Valley University, where not everything is as it seems on the surface. This shared world anthology features eight tales of secrets, scholarship, and the paranormal.
"The Sensation of Pain," Hieronymus Hawkes
New faculty member Tom Babbage realizes there's something strange about Harrowgate Valley University. Could it somehow be linked to the recent disappearance of his mother, a former professor?
"The Thief," Sheri Queen
Joe Malone has been hiding within the magical community for decades while trying to right a past wrong. When he meets an incoming first-year intent on clearing his family name, he learns that some secrets are meant to be discovered regardless of the cost.
"The Griff, the Witch, and the Warlock," Traci Douglass
Professor Nathaniel Humby's quiet life is upended by an unpayable debt. But when his gangster warlock uncle arrives to collect, can Nate trust his survivaland his heartto a mythical stranger?
"Last Room on the Right," J. Bigelow
Ji-min failed to defeat the demon who's claimed multiple souls in Scanlin Hall. Maybe this time Ji will succeed with a little help from some friends.
"The Mystery of J. L. Ward," Carrie Gessner
Grad student Sophie finds a Prohibition-era journal and embarks upon a mystery that has far-reaching implications for Newtown,its history, and her own graduate thesis.
"Pressure Games," K. W. Taylor
Pete didn't know what Lizzie was when they got married. But if he's not careful, her magic will destroy and devour him.
"The Green Woman and the Magician," S. R. Brown
When a chance encounter earns her a rare debt from one of "the green folk," Kaylie becomes entwined in the mysterious woman's quest for a secret hidden within the university.
"Friends of a Different Kind," Annika Sundberg
Chloe has always had "invisible friends," but what if she could find a friend others could see?